All our events are free of charge (donations welcome) and wheelchair accessible.

Historic Graffiti

The Hidden Story of the Hopes, Fears and Desires of a Nation

We are delighted to announce our first event of 2017, a talk by James Wright (University of Nottingham) on the awesome subject of Historic Graffiti:

Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and stupid. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable…

Wednesday 8th March 2017 – 7pm

Broadway Cinema, Room 2 (if in doubt where to go, simply lurk around near the Box Office just before 7pm and we will find you!).

If you are planning to come, please send us a quick email so we can get a better idea about numbers.

We are also holding two events as part of a History Festival organised by the University of Nottingham:

‘To the Castle’

A walk retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Once more, we have been asked to hold another walk, ‘To the Castle!’, retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Start 2.30pm St Peter Square (outside M&S)

Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!

Please see a poster for the event, a brief timeline of the riots and the handout for the walk.Please also see our events page.

103 Foresters: Mutinies and Death Sentences in the Local Regiment – 1914-18

Friday, 7th April 2017

Start 2.30pm, University of Nottingham main campus (venue details TBC)

Since the start of 2014, we have been working on a very extensive research project regarding those soldiers who served in the local regiment (then known as the Sherwood Foresters) and were either sentenced to death or sentenced on mutiny charges by courts martial during World War One.

We have identified 103 Foresters, two thirds convicted for their alleged involvement in mutinies, the others sentenced to death for various offences. Eight soldiers were executed by firing squad.

In this talk, we will give you an overview of our research, outline our general take on the subject matter and present a few of our findings.

Please see here for details and to download our pamphlets.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For past events see the Archive section.

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